Fundamental Theories of Physics

Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Applications

Authors: Ghatak, Ajoy, Lokanathan, S.

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An understanding of quantum mechanics is vital to all students of physics, chemistry and electrical engineering, but requires a lot of mathematical concepts, the details of which are given with great clarity in this book. Various concepts have been derived from first principles, so it can also be used for self-study. The chapters on the JWKB approximation, time-independent perturbation theory and effects of magnetic field stand out for their clarity and easy-to-understand mathematics. Two complete chapters on the linear harmonic oscillator provide a very detailed discussion of one of the most fundamental problems in quantum mechanics. Operator algebra is used to show the ease with which one can calculate the harmonic oscillator wave functions and study the evolution of the coherent state. Similarly, three chapters on angular momentum give a detailed account of this important problem. Perhaps the most attractive feature of the book is the excellent balance between theory and applications and the large number of applications in such diverse areas as astrophysics, nuclear physics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, solid-state physics, and quantum well structures.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • The Dirac Delta Function

    Ghatak, Ajoy (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Fourier Transforms

    Ghatak, Ajoy (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • Particles and Waves and the Uncertainty Principle

    Ghatak, Ajoy (et al.)

    Pages 31-70

  • Time Dependent Schrödinger Equation

    Ghatak, Ajoy (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

  • Propagation of Wave Packets and Concept of Group Velocity

    Ghatak, Ajoy (et al.)

    Pages 89-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
137
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
No sales rights in India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2130-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2130-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1850-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2129-9
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 864
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